Saturday, May 13, 2017

home

 


I've started this post so many times on the blogger app on my phone the past week, but apparently whoever the designer for that app is, hasn't updated it in forever... and it crashes all the time. 

Anyhow....we are home. Too much to say, too little time, because in 36 hours Sam and Miss Bunny and I leave for the place I've been dreaming of going to for at least 30 years. At one point in our ten day hospital stay with Madison, the doctors were telling us there was a chance we wouldn't be able to go on our anniversary trip because of how poorly Madison was doing. Mannnnnny tears and prayers brought us to the video I'm about to post. I wish I had time to journal all that transpired in our hospital stay, but I will have to save that for another time. At the moment I am packing like a mad woman, and I can't wait to share pictures from paradise in a few days !

So just quickly - this video was taken a week ago yesterday...we had been praying like crazy that Madison would be well enough to be discharged by May 5th, which was Noah's 13th birthday. We told him the day before that it looked like we might be in the hospital just a few more days. He was still sleeping when we arrived at the Rice Ranch the morning of his birthday, donuts in tow. We always wake the birthday boy or girl up with donuts and singing on their birthday morning ...It's hard to describe the joy we all felt at being reunited with our children in time to celebrate and keep this family tradition - hopefully this video collage captures a little bit of that happiness :)




13 comments:

Carol Slater said...

So happy for you! I am thankful that this precious baby is home and well. I am also thankful that you are going on your trip. I will say that I love the idea of a donut for their birthday morning!

Raelyn said...

Patti....
This {Blog post} is the moment we've been waiting for!! WELCOME HOME!! I loved the video!! ;-D
Happy Mother's Day!! ;)
'Stay hard, stay hungry, stay alive', Raelyn

Anne B. said...

God has proven himself faithful yet again! I am overjoyed that he has blessed you with both Madison's recovery and your anniversary trip!! The getting there wasn't so easy but remembering that He is with us each step of the way is so crucial to the hard times. I am learning daily to live by faith and not by fear! Hard work. Have a wonderful time. Will be praying here for your safe travels and a time of restful peace with your best friend and your best little Bunny! ((((HUGS))))!!

Katrina said...

So wonderful that she is home and doing much better. I hope you guys have an amazing trip.

alamama said...

YAAAAAY!!! Praise God! So happy for you all. Enjoy your vacay!

Tracey Lopez said...

I'm so glad she is home and she looks so happy💕 Beautiful family!!!

Kristy Sayer-Jones @ Southern In Law said...

Such a sweet sweet video!

I want to say that I hope you are having an amazing time - but I know you are! Enjoy Hawaii!!!

Linda Koba said...

Patti its Linda from NJ I'm sure you remember I wrote a guest post a while back about our daughter Stacey I'm reaching out now because Stacey is in a terrible health crisis and I need prayers for a miracle. She had 2 biopsies on Wednesday, breast and lymph nodes, and the dr doesn't believe they will be negative. We're all in shock and heartbroken but we know that God can make miracles happen and that's what we need. Please could you pray for her and ask everyone you know to pray. We need to storm Heaven for a miracle. My heart aches that she will have to go through this and I can't make it better, I would trade places with her in a heartbeat. you can reach me at 732 330 3276
Thank you

Linda Koba said...

Patti I'm sure you remember me from the guest post I did a while back about our daughter Stacey. I have been trying to get in touch with you concerning something very serious that we are going thru with Stacey. We need all of your prayers right now Please get back to me asap??? Either by email or phone 732 330 3296 Its urgent

Valerie Heldenbrand said...

💗💗💗

BB said...

Sending prayers for you and your family. Miss your postings. Hope you are all doing well.

Anne B. said...

Just stopping by to see if all is well. Missing you all so much! Always praying for the Rice Ranchers. (((HUGS)))!!

Karen said...

Just checking in. Wishing for an update soon, it's a dish that comes with absolutely no pressure.